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Thu Feb 20, 2014, 08:54 PM

Arizona bill passes allowing refusal of service to gays, others

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Source: Associated Press

The Arizona Legislature gave final approval Thursday to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays and others, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal "state-sanctioned discrimination" and an embarrassment.

The 33-27 vote by the House sends the legislation to Republican Gov. Jan Brewer and puts Arizona back at the forefront of a polarizing piece of legislation four years after the state enacted an immigration crackdown that caused a national furor.

Similar religious protection legislation has been introduced in Ohio, Mississippi, Idaho, South Dakota, Tennessee and Oklahoma, but Arizona’s plan is the only one that has passed.

Republicans stressed that the bill is about protecting religious freedom and not discrimination. They frequently cited the case of a New Mexico photographer who was sued after refusing to take wedding pictures of a gay couple and said Arizona needs a law to protect people in the state from heavy-handed actions by courts and law enforcement.



Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57576244-200/bill-arizona-legislation-religious.html.csp

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Reply Arizona bill passes allowing refusal of service to gays, others (Original post)
Redfairen Feb 2014 OP
Historic NY Feb 2014 #1
OnyxCollie Feb 2014 #2
Ed Suspicious Feb 2014 #4
hibbing Feb 2014 #6
Roland99 Feb 2014 #3
Nanjing to Seoul Feb 2014 #5
dougg Feb 2014 #7
OKNancy Feb 2014 #8

Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 08:59 PM

1. Wouldn't it be funny if the law was twisted the other way...

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 09:07 PM

2. But it's a dry hate.

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 09:12 PM

4. Duzy!

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 09:14 PM

6. oh my lord! hahaahahahahahaha

Gosh I love DU for a good laugh!

Peace

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 09:08 PM

3. So nice seeing hatred legislated under the guise of "religious freedom"

The Founding Fathers (and the idols of their faith) would be SO proud!!

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 09:13 PM

5. Ugh. . .Arizona. My home state. We're not all assholes in Arizona. Honest!

 

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 09:15 PM

7. Coming up next

Catholics refusing service to Protestants who they consider 'false Christians'.
and
Protestants refusing service to Catholics who they consider 'false Christians'.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 09:19 PM

8. Duplicate topic - locking

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